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Focus Area: Evaluating cost and cost-effectiveness of immunization programs

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ImmunizationEconomics.org – Resource for Immunization Financing, Value, and Costing

ImmunizationEconomics.org is a resource for organizations and individuals involved in the field of immunization economics. The site was originally created in 2015 as part of the EPIC project with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and has key collaborators from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, ThinkWell, and … Continued

Immunization Costing and Financing: A Tool and User Guide for Comprehensive Multi-Year Plan (cMYP) – Update 2014

World Health Organization developed the cMYP Costing and Financing tool to complement the WHO-UNICEF comprehensive Multi-Year Plan guidelines (cMYP). The tool is intended to support strategic planning for immunization program costing and financing and makes it easy to estimate past costs and financing for immunization, to aid in making future projections of resources requirements and financing, … Continued

Return on Investment from Immunization

Sachiko Ozawa, Samantha Clark, Allison Portnoy, Simrun Grewal, Logan Brenzel, and Damian G. Walker An important research article was published in Health Affairs in February 2016, quantifying the “return on investment” from investments in immunization. The analysis covered 94 low and middle income countries, including all 73 Gavi countries. It uses projected coverage rates for … Continued

Return on Investment from Childhood Immunization in Low- and Middle-income Countries, 2011-20

An analysis of return on investment can help policy makers support, optimize, and advocate for the expansion of immunization programs in the world’s poorest countries. We assessed the return on investment associated with achieving projected coverage levels for vaccinations to prevent diseases related to ten antigens in ninety-four low- and middle-income countries during 2011–20, the … Continued

Costs and Financing of Routine Immunization: Approach and Selected Findings of a Multi-country Study (EPIC)

This study provides a wealth of high quality information on total and unit costs and financing for routine immunization, and demonstrates the value of in-depth facility approaches. The paper discusses the lessons learned from using a standardized approach, as well as proposes further areas of methodology development. The paper discusses how results can be used for resource mobilization and allocation, improved efficiency of services at the country level, and to inform policies at the global level.

Estimated Economic Impact of Vaccinations in 73 Low- and Middle-income Countries, 2001-2020

Objective: To estimate the economic impact likely to be achieved by efforts to vaccinate against 10 vaccine-preventable diseases between 2001 and 2020 in 73 low- and middle-income countries largely supported by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Methods: We used health impact models to estimate the economic impact of achieving forecasted coverages for vaccination against Haemophilus influenzae type b, … Continued

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The Value of Vaccination

With the spread of immunization having stalled in many parts of the world, a wider look at its benefits is timely. In this paper, the authors discuss the value of vaccination from a broad perspective. As well as the health benefits, we examine the cost of vaccine programs and their economic impacts. Vaccination has proved … Continued

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